While going through photos from last November, I took a closer look at some of the first pictures I took of redpolls. I noticed that there was at least one bird that seemed quite a bit paler than the other birds I saw at the time (and also the ones I have seen since). I am hoping someone might be able to say conclusively whether these fall within the normal variation of Common Redpolls or if perhaps I might have seen a Hoary Redpoll.
These two are the same bird. I am not sure about the others, however.